Rashad Evans wants Lyoto Machida rematch "bad"Posted on October 19, 2012, 12:34 AM by Andreas Hale
Rashad Evans hasn't seen the inside of the Octagon since his loss to Jon Jones back in April. Despite his efforts to get back into the cage before the end of the year, "Suga" will remain benched until 2013. As a guest on UFC Tonight, Evans divulged his plans for 2013 while confirming that he won't be fighting this year.
“I was hoping in December, by the end of the year," Evans said while nixing a move to middleweight, unless it were against champion Anderson Silva. "But it looks like it’s not going to happen until maybe February or March. Who am I going to fight is the main question?”
That's a damn good question. Evans has fought just about everyone in the division and would like to fight a top contender in his next bout. One of the few 205'ers that he has yet to fight, Glover Texiera, seems like it could be a possibility but Evans turned down that fight at UFC 153 -- due to not physically being able to compete. While that fight coule be a tantalizing dish, it's not the fight Evans wants.
“The guy who I really want to fight is a guy I lost my first fight to. I would like to fight Lyoto Machida again. He looked good against Bader. I want to get that one back, bad,” said Evans. However, Machida appears headed towards a showdown with Dan Henderson. That leaves Evans on the outside looking in when it comes to an open light heavyweight in the top tier of the division.
Well, there always is Teixeira